Monday, February 20, 2017


Hello there, how has your day been!??  Great I hope!!

I am just popping in to share my layout and card that I have created from last week. The layout is for the fabulous sketch for ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD which looks like..
I loved the idea of a bit of mixed media which is what I did on the back ground and then went and covered most of it up!!!  anyway!!!

some closer views ...

Can you guess the title of this layout??!! hehe!

I have had this flair from D-Lish for such a long time.. so happy to use it, just perfect for my layout!!

hehe!  This is typical of the young ones these I may as well scrap it!!! lots of old flowers on this layout..  and old kaisercraft papers too..
Thanks Annas Craft Cupboard for a great sketch!!

And I created a card for the FEELING SKETCHY #163 which is an interesting sketch which looks like..

I did start off following the sketch  using a small envelope on the side but I ended up covering it up with my sentiment and wreath die cut, anyway it looks like...

 The butterfly stickers and the flower stickers are all quite old so I am glad to use them... Another card to use someday!!

well thank you so much for coming by, and thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me to read..
Have a great week ahead!!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SCRAPBOOKIT - February Challenge..

Hello there,
So very nice to have you drop by! I am pleased to say we are having a break from the extreme heat we were having last week..  We got up to 46c on Sunday.. which is about 115f.. so very hot..  Today is quite pleasant, very summery but with a breeze...

I have been scrapping, mainly layouts for March,  but have created a layout for SCRAPBOOKIT which this month is using a fabulous sketch from Laura Whitaker who creates lovely easy to follow sketches.. and it looks like..
with the added criteria to use some gold and some washi tape as well as some lyrics on your page.. 
My daughter got a kitten from the RSPCA for her birthday last year, so I have used two photos of them together.

some closer views.
 my corner cluster!

some fussy cutting!!

Pussy cat Pussy cat...  I love you....

My washi runs up the side of my layout and there is a gold doiley and gold spotted papers.. I remembered that Tom Jones sang a song with the words.. pussy cat pussy cat I love you... 
You can see it...HERE!!!!!
My Daughter called her cat Orva  which in French means 'worth gold' and in Anglo Saxon means 'brave friend' so a pretty unusual but beautiful name..
Thanks SCRAPBOOKIT for a great challenge this month..
And as always thank you for coming by and for the wonderful comments you leave me too..
Enjoy the rest of your day!!

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Monday, February 06, 2017

123 Challenge Blog February..

A very warm hello to you, thanks for coming by..

I would like to share with you my DT layout for this months 123 CHALLENGE BLOG challenge which is a lovely one...  and it is..
To use the color RED, the word FRIENDS and use FLOWERS on your layout..

some closer views of my layout..
I enjoyed using flowers from my stash and all the chipboard is from Scrapmatts..

The photo is of my daughter and her friend when they were dressed up for a function..

Well the hot weather is continuing up here, at least we cant say we haven't had any summer.. we are having lots of summer!!!!

Just a quick post this time... too hot to have too many details!!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to come by and thank you too for any comments, they sure are appreciated!

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017


A pinch and a punch for the first of another month......  crazzzyyyy!

Anyhoo lots of new challenges going up on the first day of a new month! And I would like to share two that I am on the design teams of..

The challenge for ARCHI-SCRAPS is such an easy peasy one and it is to.....
use lots of colors....  you can create cards, layouts, canvas, whatever you desire...   I choose to do some cards, can never have too many cards for those occasions that come up..

my cards..
 I have used really old papers and the chipboard pieces are all Scrapmatts..

And the challenge for KRAFT+ is another fantastic one...  and it is..

to be inspired by the sketch and use the colors and put it on a base of Kraft... The designers this month have excelled themselves and you need to check them out HERE!!!!!!!!  
And it does not need to be a beachy theme either.... however having said that, I was inspired to do a beachy layout..  from our holiday last year with our dogs at the beach...

some closer views..

Kaisercraft papers.. dies..

The best holiday..
I enjoyed creating for this one!!

Well another month is here, thanks so much for coming on by, and thank you to those who leave a comment, I do appreciate each one!! Have a great day!!

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Sunday, January 29, 2017


Hello there!! It has been a while since I have blogged I know, I had a bit of a break from scrapping, the weather has been so hot and I just took some time to just have a rest I think..  I got my daughter back to school and my hubby back to work after 10 weeks off with his infected finger, so I am still getting into my scrap groove!!! hehe..

But I began creating again and I have created some cards and two layouts that I would like to share with you.

I want to get back into making cards, I have lots of bits of paper and lots of stickers I really should use up, so I liked the sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #161 which was interesting but I like how the cards turned out..
The sketch..
I created two cards using some flower stickers I have had for soooo long!!!!!

 I used my Fiscars square punch for the squares and layered the squares on contrasting colored paper.. Roses and daisy's are among my fav flowers!! Thanks for a great sketch FEELING SKETCHY!!!

The challenge for SCRAP THE BOYS - January grabbed my attention and it is to...

use numbers on your layout..  I felt like doing some mixed media and I found a photo of my son playing the guitar so I created my layout with that..

some closer views..
Numbers on my embellies..
I used two different stencils on the back ground with numbers..

I like that photo, unposed and natural of my son strumming a tune..  Thank you SCRAP THE BOYS for a great challenge!

And one more layout using a sketch from MY CREATIVE SKETCHES which is a lovely easy to follow sketch ..

  I have used a photo of my daughter from a recent photo shoot we had at home to celebrate her 16th birthday... yes.. i know..   growing up too fast..

some closer views..

 Flowers and dies.. and a little bow too..


I enjoyed creating this layout from that lovely sketch so thank you MY CREATIVE SKETCHES !!

Well thank you so much for coming on by, life seems to be galloping along quickly with January nearly over already!! I hope this finds you all well... and thank you for your wonderful comments too which I really enjoy reading!!!!

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Monday, January 16, 2017


Hello there! I hope you are keeping well.  We have been having heat wave conditions around my way, so it has been an effort to do anything! We have also had some wonderful rain so the grass is so green and today is quite pleasant and not as hot as last week..

I was blessed last month to win a JAP kit from D-LISH SCRAPS and so I went to work creating a layout for this months fabulous mood board which looks like..

How summery and fresh are those colors!!!

and my layout..

some closer views..

love the cute flamingo in the kit!!!

Summer days..
Ah beach photos... sigh..  the best place for lazy summer days!!!!

 Well thank you once again for coming on by,  I hope your day is going splendidly! Thank you too for the wonderful comments you leave me...  I do appreciate each one!!  See you next time!

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

123 CHALLENGE BLOG - January challenge.

Hello there,
I sure hope your day is going well!! With one week down for January I had better get myself organized and put up this months challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG and it is...
To use the color blue, use the word PROUD somewhere on your layout and stars...  The Design Team all had different ideas so make sure you check them out HERE!!!! 

and some closer views of my layout..
I went with a school theme...
Lots of school themed embellies..

School days..
My DD with both sets of her Grandparents at Grandparents Day at her school... They are all so proud of her!!

I haven't created a school themed layout for such a long time, it was good to use those embellies, which I have had for many years!!

Thanks so much for your visit, I know it is still a busy time of the year.. and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me too..  Have a great day!!

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Sunday, January 01, 2017


My goodness, the new year has arrived.. Happy New Year to you all! Did you see the old year out and the new year in?? I did, just by watching tv and being on the ipad and then we watched the fire works from Sydney, and it was time to go to bed...  and just like that....

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And so with a new month the Scrapbooking challenges are being revealed..

The challenge for ARCHISCRAPS January is a easy and pretty one,

   and it is to use lace on your creation.. The sponsor this month is
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And I created a card using lace, a lace flower and bow...

The chipboard I have used is SCRAPMATTS!

And...  the new challenge for KRAFT+ is a fabulous one and it is..
"On your bike" !  You must use Kraft and have a bike on your creation somewhere.. and just for a refresher of the rules please CLICK HERE!!!  

And my first layout as a Design Team member...

some closer views.

I have gone a little bit vintage!!
I love this vintage chipboard penny farthing...

A step back in time..
The photo is of my Husband and I taken when we dressed for the occasion of our (then) church's anniversary, several of the congregation wore old style clothing.. I must say I am glad to be living in today's world, that long skirt and top sure was hot!!

Well here we are in 2017! I hope this year is a good year for us all.. thanks so much for taking the time to come by and thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me too..

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